A $ 17.4 billion asteroid will approach Earth
Asteroid 153201 (2000 WO107) will approach our planet at a minimum distance at seven o’clock in the morning Kiev time.
A potentially dangerous asteroid ranging in size from 370 to 820 m will fly past the Earth at the end of November. This was reported on the website of the NASA Center for the Study of Near-Earth Objects.
Asteroid 153201 (2000 WO107) will approach our planet on November 29. The distance between this celestial body and the Earth, as Space Reference clarifies with reference to NASA data, will be more than 4 million km. For comparison, the distance between the Moon and the Earth is less than 10 times less. An asteroid is considered potentially dangerous due to the fact that it crosses the orbit of the globe.
Spectral analysis showed that the asteroid contains nickel, iron and cobalt. The Asterank database estimates that the asteroid’s minerals are worth $ 17.4 billion.
We recently wrote that a massive asteroid could collide with the Earth.
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